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LG candidates trade accusations

A debate between the two candidates for Virginia lieutenant governor turned negative right out of the gate tonight, with Democrat Jody Wagner accusing incumbent Republican Bill Bolling of being a frequent no show for government meetings.  Bolling returned fire with ...

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Judge to rule on Shenandoah sanctions motion

In an update to a story in this week’s VLW, Shenandoah County Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp will not allow his jurisdiction to lapse before considering a sanctions motion against a political candidate and his lawyer. Judge Hupp entered an order ...

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Cuccinelli touts sunlight in budget process

Attorney General candidate Ken Cuccinelli hopes to shine a light into what he says is a state budget process so hidden from public view that it led to the flap over Del. Phil Hamilton’s state-funded college job. The Republican state ...

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Counties fight back by seeking sanctions (access required)

Two Virginia counties are using the Virginia sanctions statute to bite back at litigants who filed legal actions against government officials. In Shenandoah County, the board of supervisors has accused a board candidate of misusing the court system for political ...

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Circuit City bankruptcy: Debtors win one, lose one (access required)

The Circuit City case is winding its way through federal bankruptcy court in Richmond, with a couple of interesting rulings handed down in recent weeks. In a significant decision sorting out classes of creditors, Judge Kevin R. Huennekens said on ...

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Large firms establish contract lawyer shops (access required)

Sitting at a computer screen reviewing documents eight hours a day for as little as $25 an hour isn’t what most attorneys went to law school for. But it’s what more of them may find themselves doing, at least until ...

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